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Who Is The Most Famous Carol In The World?

Updated November 4, 2020 776 votes 111 voters 47.6k views69 items

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How many celebrities named Carol can you think of? The famous Carols below have many different professions, including notable actors named Carol, famous musicians named Carole, singers named Carol, and even TV personalities named Carole.

Carol Burnett is certainly one of the most famous Carols on this list. She is best known for her hilarious variety show, The Carol Burnett Show. She has been awarded several honors for her contributions to entertainment including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Mark Twain Prize. Carol Kane of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is another actress named Carol. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Carole is Carole King. Her 1971 album Tapestry won four Grammy Awards. The Tony Award winning musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, honors her life and career.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Carol? Just add them to the list!

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    Carole King


    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Carole King (born Carol Joan Klein, February 9, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter who has been active since 1958, initially as one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building and later as a...  more

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  • 2

    Carol Kirkwood


    BirthplaceMorar, United Kingdom

    Carol Kirkwood (born 29 May 1962) is a Scottish weather presenter, trained by the Met Office, and employed by the BBC, in particular on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. In 2015, she...  more
  • 3

    Carol Burnett


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy...  more

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  • 4

    Carole Baskin


    BirthplaceBexar County, Texas

    Carole Baskin (born June 6, 1961) is an American big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary based near Tampa, Florida. She appeared in the 2020 Netflix documentary, Tiger King. 

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    Carol Vorderman


    BirthplaceBedford, United Kingdom

    Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008, publishing newspaper...  more
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    Carol Smillie


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television presenter, actress, entrepreneur, humanist celebrant, and a former model. Smillie became famous as a presenter on British TV...  more
  • 7

    Carol Channing


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and comedian, known for starring in Broadway and film musicals. Her characters usually radiated a...  more

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    Carol Kane


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American actress and comedian. She became known in the 1970s-80s in films such as Hester Street (for which she received an Oscar nomination), Annie Hall...  more

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    Carol Alt


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Flushing

    Carol Ann Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress....  more
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    Carol Decker


    BirthplaceHuyton, United Kingdom

    Carol Ann Decker (born 10 September 1957) is an English musician and lead vocalist for the band T'Pau, which had international success in the late 1980s. Although Decker's music is mainly associated...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician, and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to...  more
  • 12

    Carol Wayne


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Carol Marie Wayne (September 6, 1942 – January 13, 1985) was an American television and film actress. She made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinee Lady in...  more
  • 13

    Carol Lynley


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones; February 13, 1942, Manhattan, New York) is an American actress and former child model....  more
  • 14

    Carol Reed


    BirthplacePutney, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Third Man (1949), and Oliver! (1968). For Oliver!, he ...  more

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    Carol Ann Duffy


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Dame Carol Ann Duffy (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is a professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet...  more
  • 16

    Carol Leifer


    BirthplaceEast Williston, New York, USA

    Alternative NameCaroline Leifer

    Carol Leifer ( LEE-fər; born July 27, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer and actress whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman...  more

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  • 17

    Carol Meyrowitz

    Carol M. Meyrowitz is the Executive Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States. As of 2015, she is listed...  more
  • 18

    Carol Lawrence


    BirthplaceMelrose Park, Illinois, USA

    Carol Lawrence (born Carolina Maria Laraia; September 5, 1932) is an American actress, who has appeared in musical theatre and on television. She is best known for portraying Maria on Broadway in the...  more
  • 19

    Carol Bartz


    BirthplaceWinona, Minnesota

    Carol Ann Bartz (born August 28, 1948) is an American business executive, former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at architectural...  more
  • 20

    Carol Costello


    BirthplaceMinerva, Ohio, USA

    Carol Costello (born October 11, 1961) is an American television commentator and former host of CNN Newsroom. In 2017, she left CNN to join sister network HLN, based in Los Angeles. In October 2018,...  more
  • 21

    Carol Yager

    Carol Ann Yager (January 26, 1960 – July 18, 1994) was an American woman who was the heaviest woman ever recorded and one of the most severely obese people in history. ...  more
  • 22

    Carol Morris


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    Carol Ann Laverne Morris (born April 8, 1936) is an American actress, model and beauty queen who was the second Miss USA to win the Miss Universe title in the pageant's fifth edition in 1956. She was...  more
  • 23

    Carol Cleveland


    BirthplaceEast Sheen

    Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, most notable for her work with Monty Python....  more
  • 24

    Carol Hawkins


    BirthplaceBarnet, United Kingdom

    Carol Hawkins (born 31 January 1949 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is an English actress. She played the roles of Sharon Eversleigh in the film of the television series Please Sir!, Sandra in the BBC TV...  more
  • 25

    Carol Castro


    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Carolina Osório de Castro (born March 10, 1984) is a Brazilian actress. Carol Castro appeared in the August 2008 Brazilian issue of men's magazine Playboy.On September 15, 2013, she won the tenth...  more
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